Do you live in a house in the Tandridge District of Surrey built by Algernon Bentley Williams?
If you do, his grand daughter Anne Fox of Oxted would like to know all about the home..
For Anne is compiling a list of the buildings – mainly in Oxted – put up by the Crowhurst born Algernon who was tragically killed in a road accident near Coventry in May 1930 when he was just 36 years old.
Anne said: “But before his untimely demise Algy his father and brothers built all of the beautiful Tudor style buildings in Oxted, many lovely houses and the town’s cinema and the NatWest Bank.”
Anne is now hoping to complile details of the Williams buildings and write a book about his contribution to the Oxted area.
And she and her sister Ellie are planning to restore his grave in the churchyard of Oxted’s St Mary the Virgin Parish Church- Algernon was responsible for erecting the lych gate at the church .
“I have never been able to find his grave” said Anne. “Our mum Elizabeth died two years ago but never told us where Algy was buried. But we went along to an open day at the church and the lovely people there helped us locate the grave.
“There’s not even a headstone there and we decided its needs restored to be a fitting memorial to the man who helped make Oxted unique.”
If you have information about buildings erected by Algernon Williams contact Anne via her Facebook page.
Photo by kevin black shows Ellie, Anne and Anne’s son Alex at Algernon’s grave.